The Apache Software Foundation: No Jerks Allowed


An overview of the Apache Software Foundation

Recently celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Apache Software Foundation has evolved into one of the largest open-source foundations - overseeing over 70 independent projects: including Tomcat, OFBiz, SpamAssassin, Subversion, and Hadoop.

In this session, we will review the history and structure of the foundation, and, more importantly, discuss the "societal norms" that help to characterize these projects through "The Apache Way." We will also discuss the growing pains we have encountered as we grew the foundation from a single project into its current state as well as Apache's licensing philosophies, and the business models that are commonly seen with Apache projects.


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